sequence

noun
1 set of actions, etc.; order of appearance
ADJECTIVE
complete, entire, whole
continuous, unbroken
complex
long, short
correct
specific
chronological, temporal

The article describes the chronological sequence of events.

logical, random
chord

a basic blues chord sequence

amino acid, protein
DNA, gene, genetic, genome

a representative cross section of the entire human genome sequence

unbeaten, winning (both BrE)

a remarkable winning sequence of games

losing (BrE)

The Shakers ended an eight-game losing sequence by defeating Swansea City 2–0.

VERB + SEQUENCE
complete

Complete the following sequence: 1, 4, 8, 13 … 

repeat

Repeat the entire sequence at least three times.

follow

We had to follow a complex sequence of movements.

PREPOSITION
sequence of
PHRASES
in sequence, out of sequence

The book is more satisfying if you read each chapter in sequence.

This article is out of sequence and belongs on page 57.

a sequence of events
2 part of a film/movie
ADJECTIVE
opening
climactic, closing, final
dramatic, exciting

The movie includes a few exciting action sequences.

brilliant, great
impressive, memorable

There were some very impressive underwater sequences.

dance, musical
action, battle, chase, fight

The movie begins with an extended car-chase sequence.

animated
dream, fantasy, flashback
credit, title

the opening credit sequence

extended, long
short
VERB + SEQUENCE
film, shoot
choreograph

The fight sequences were choreographed by Xin-Xin Xiong.

SEQUENCE + VERB
feature, involve, show

This sequence features some impressive skydiving action.

a dream sequence involving the central character working on the Titanic

PREPOSITION
in a/the sequence

The heroine dies in the closing sequence of the movie.


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  • séquence — [ sekɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1170; bas lat. sequentia 1 ♦ Liturg. Chant rythmé qui prolonge le verset de l alléluia (à la messe) ou le trait (II, 5o). 2 ♦ (1534) À certains jeux, Série d au moins trois cartes de même couleur qui se suivent (⇒ 1. quarte,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Sequence — Séquence Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Une séquence est une série d éléments mis et traités les uns à la suite des autres. Le terme peut faire référence à : séquence, une pièce… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Sequence — Se quence (s[=e] kwens), n. [F. s[ e]quence, L. sequentia, fr. sequens. See {Sequent}.] 1. The state of being sequent; succession; order of following; arrangement. [1913 Webster] How art thou a king But by fair sequence and succession? Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • séquence — 1. (sé kan s ) s. f. 1°   Terme de jeux de cartes. Suite d au moins trois cartes de la même couleur. Séquence de roi de coeur. Séquence de dame de pique. Les tierces, les quatrièmes, les quintes sont des séquences. 2°   Arrangement particulier… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • sequence — Sequence. s. f. Terme de certains jeux de cartes, Suitte de plusieurs cartes de mesme couleur, & du moins au nombre de trois, dans le rang que le jeu leur donne. Sequence de Roy de coeur. sequence de Dame de picque. avoir flus, sequence …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Sequence — Se quence, v. t. (Biochem.) to determine the sequence of; as, to sequence a protein or a DNA fragment. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sequence — late 14c., hymn sung after the Hallelujah and before the Gospel, from O.Fr. sequence answering verses (13c.), from M.L. sequentia a following, a succession, from L. sequentem (nom. sequens), prp. of sequi to follow (see SEQUEL (Cf. sequel)). In… …   Etymology dictionary

  • sequence — [sē′kwəns, sē′kwens΄] n. [MFr < LL, a following < L sequens: see SEQUENT] 1. a) the following of one thing after another in chronological, causal, or logical order; succession or continuity b) the order in which this occurs 2. a continuous… …   English World dictionary

  • sequence — англ. [си/куэнс] séquence фр. [сэка/нс] Sequenz нем. [сэквэ/нц] sequenza ит. [сэкуэ/нца] секвенция …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • sequence — ► NOUN 1) a particular order in which related things follow each other. 2) a set of related things that follow each other in a particular order. 3) a part of a film dealing with one particular event or topic. 4) Music a repetition of a phrase or… …   English terms dictionary

  • Sequence — (fr., spr. Sekangs), 1) so v.w. Sequenz 4); 2) Betrügerei der Pharaobankiers, indem sie die Karten so legen, daß alle von den Pointeurs gesetzte Blätter im Anfange der Taille verlieren …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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